In casting news that will make your heart skip a beat, Riz Ahmed may join Venom, according to Variety. The site is reporting that the actor is in "early talks" for the Tom Hardy-led film. While Sony had no comment for Variety, a source told the publication that Ahmed could play a "popular Marvel character." Bustle reached out to Ahmed's rep, but did not receive an immediate response. Yet even without any confirmation, Twitter is already so here for the idea.
Word spread on Wednesday night that the Night Of actor may join the Marvel spin-off's cast, and fans couldn't be more excited. When you think about it, the movie is bringing together two stars, who've become known as the internet's boyfriends (aspirational, of course). And Twitter is freaking out over just the idea of seeing Hardy and Ahmed unite on-screen.
Who knows, even if Ahmed hasn't been cast, maybe the fan response will be enough to make Sony decide to add him to the roster. Considering the Emmy-nominated actor's résumé, there's likely nothing he can't handle. From Rogue One to Girls to Nightcrawler, Ahmed truly has quite the range and the public excitement is 100 percent warranted.
Me trying to find some chill at the thought of Riz Ahmed in Spider-verse pic.twitter.com/tF9J0PtXsF— andie bansil. (@technicolorist) August 10, 2017
Nope, no chill found here.
The Dream Team
Just think about it.
Tears Of Joy
i already knew Hardy was in the movie but now Riz Ahmed??? like??? im gonna cry this is a gift from god for me. thank you god. i love you.— hoxton's long arm (@rantsisdead) August 10, 2017
Overdramatic? No way.
Please, Be True
if riz ahmed is in the new venom movie it just got so much better— lace (@joellalace) August 10, 2017
Who Needs Spider-Man...
Sony keeps finding ways of keeping me SUPER hype for a VENOM movie somehow *NOT* featuring Spider-Manhttps://t.co/teGqE63N7p— Coy Jandreau (@CoyJandreau) August 10, 2017
... when you can have Ahmed and Hardy instead?
This Changes Everything
Me: I think venom's okay but he doesn't need his own movie— Nisa @ PINNED (@aazhar563) August 10, 2017
Sony *casts tom hardy and possibly riz Ahmed*
Me: I'm the #1 venom Stan now
*hops on bandwagon*
Literally. Remember those muscles near the end of The Night Of?
Too Much Excitement
RIZ AHMED IS GONNA BE IN THE VENOM MOVIE AND IM GONNA DIE GOODBYE— harvey al dente (@foeyeahboi) August 10, 2017
OK, this one may be a little on the overdramatic side.
"Venom" is trending because of Riz and I am honestly so proud my son deserves the world pic.twitter.com/oHobiVdurB— ㅤ ☆ (@estaguars) August 10, 2017
See? Fans have his back.
Take It All
They're already ready to buy all the tickets.
Riz Ahmed looking to swing from Star Wars to Marvel. I'm down. #Venom— Bridgette Ramirez (@goldengatebrdg2) August 10, 2017
Not a bad career trajectory. Not at all.
Are you listening, Sony? Please give the people what they want. Pretty please?